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Old Sunday 16th September 2012, 08:42   #13251
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Especially like this one
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Taking a bow, paying homage to the 'mecca' or was it to Phil Andrews sitting next to me

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Old Sunday 16th September 2012, 09:46   #13252
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On John's insistence, here are two photos of said redstart, with kingfisher and green sand for good measure.

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Thanks for sharing your shots with the Forum Phil - particularly like the photo of the the Redstart "looking over its shoulder"
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Old Sunday 16th September 2012, 10:34   #13253
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Upstart meets Redstart.......Did you make the same noises as when Harry met Sally John?

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Old Sunday 16th September 2012, 10:45   #13254
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Old Sunday 16th September 2012, 10:48   #13255
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A few pics from the last few days
meadow pipits can be difficult to see at Upton, as they are usually flying over in the mornings or skulking in the grass
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Old Sunday 16th September 2012, 19:20   #13256
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Sunday 16th September

WeBS count day produced a good variety of wildfowl:

FLASHES
13 Green Sand, 1 Common Sand, 1 Dunlin, 15 Curlew, 48 Lapwing, 12 Snipe, 1Pintail, 1 Gadwall, 84 Teal, 9 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 132 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 32 Moorhen, Osprey, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, steady flow of Meadow Pipits, several migrating Skylarks, House Martin, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, good numbers of Chiffchaff still, Goldcrest by the steps and feeding station, 5+ Tufted Duck.

SAILING POOL
1 Mute Swan, 1 GC Grebe, 5 BH Gull, 47 Mallard

MOORS POOL

2 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 1 Pochard (male), 81 Shoveler, 178 Mallard, 520 Canada Geese, 25 Greylag Geese, 4 Grey Heron, 11 Cormorant, 4 GC Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Mute Swans + 3 cygnets, 45 BH Gull, Water Rail, Kingfisher, 6 Moorhen, 57 Lapwing, 2 LBB Gull
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Old Sunday 16th September 2012, 20:02   #13257
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WeBS count day produced a good variety of wildfowl:

FLASHES
13 Green Sand, 1 Common Sand, 1 Dunlin, 15 Curlew, 48 Lapwing, 12 Snipe, 1Pintail, 1 Gadwall, 84 Teal, 9 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 132 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 32 Moorhen, Osprey, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, steady flow of Meadow Pipits, several migrating Skylarks, House Martin, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, good numbers of Chiffchaff still, Goldcrest by the steps and feeding station, 5+ Tufted Duck.

SAILING POOL
1 Mute Swan, 1 GC Grebe, 5 BH Gull, 47 Mallard

MOORS POOL

2 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 1 Pochard (male), 81 Shoveler, 178 Mallard, 520 Canada Geese, 25 Greylag Geese, 4 Grey Heron, 11 Cormorant, 4 GC Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Mute Swans + 3 cygnets, 45 BH Gull, Water Rail, Kingfisher, 6 Moorhen, 57 Lapwing, 2 LBB Gull
just for the record we had a water rail on the flashes just left of the oak tree at the reed bed/water edge at 12.30,tim
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Old Sunday 16th September 2012, 20:57   #13258
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A few notable additions to Phils sightings at the Flashes this evening.
The count was easy to make, as all the wildfowl were flushed by an unseen source on to the 2nd Flash. Later, shooting near the Moors forced all the wildfowl into an aerial panic. Shortly afterwards waves of shoveler and mallard dropped on to the 2nd Flash, joining the burgeoning mass of dabblers and roosting gulls already gathered there. The waders too were increasing as the evening progressed. A bit of vis mig saw small numbers of swallow, a sand martin and meadow pipit move through.
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Teal 145 (and still no garganey), shoveler 80+, wigeon 2 (3rd flash), Pintail, Mallard 150, tufted 5 (4 chicks), 100's of geese mostly canadas, were coming and going from the harvested fields including 24 greylag. Snipe at least 15 mostly in front of the sewage works, green sand 15, dunlin, common sand, lapwing 95, curlew 21, BHG 800+, herring c20 flew north late on. The Osprey moved off about 5.30 ish to its roost. Kingfisher, Stock dove 80 - 100. starrling 200+, pied wags c10, (A white wag was seen by Nik Barlow yesterday),

Hen pool still a reed warbler or 2 and lots of dragonflies.

North Moors
the osprey caught a fish from the pool around which 1 possibly 2 water rail s called. A small tit flock included chiffchaff and blackcap.
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Old Sunday 16th September 2012, 22:35   #13259
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Amateur "tog"

Just wanted to share some of my first ever photos with a DSLR.
Thanks to all the "togs" who have given me help and advice - you are a great bunch of guys
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Old Sunday 16th September 2012, 23:30   #13260
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Hi everyone. It's been a while since I last signed on here! John, the warden asked me to post one of my Opsrey images that I took today at the car park pool, so here it is.
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Old Monday 17th September 2012, 07:58   #13261
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Old Monday 17th September 2012, 08:22   #13262
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Hi everyone. It's been a while since I last signed on here! John, the warden asked me to post one of my Opsrey images that I took today at the car park pool, so here it is.
Best shot I've seen and I've seen a lot.I'm not at all jealous well perhaps a bit.

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Old Monday 17th September 2012, 08:50   #13263
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What kind of fish is the Osprey favouring, has anyone noticed?
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Old Monday 17th September 2012, 09:49   #13264
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Osprey still performing well. perched up with small roach on Flashes. Redstart seen on fence to right of hide flying down the hedge to gate
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What kind of fish is the Osprey favouring, has anyone noticed?
The fish in Britsbabe's excellent photo above appears to be a Rudd. I've seen it catch a couple of these.

Apparently, it also took a Bream yesterday.

BTW. I happened to see an Osprey in flight this morning near Malvern!
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Hi everyone. It's been a while since I last signed on here! John, the warden asked me to post one of my Opsrey images that I took today at the car park pool, so here it is.
Superb - well done. Thanks for sharing...
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Hi everyone. It's been a while since I last signed on here! John, the warden asked me to post one of my Opsrey images that I took today at the car park pool, so here it is.
I told you that was a great shot Julie, brilliant. Possibly the be best of many great shots of the bird. john
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Hoorah... let's hear it for the post!
The only thing I've seen on either the post or the branch/twig is the resident Pied Wag!
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some pics from this morning

(osprey caught a fish from the north moors pool around 7am - back around 9.30am but was chased off by a pair of jackdaws. the three young swans on the moors had a go at flying - unsuccessfully)

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some pics from this morning

(osprey caught a fish from the north moors pool around 7am - back around 9.30am but was chased off by a pair of jackdaws. the three young swans on the moors had a go at flying - unsuccessfully)

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Super images. Especially like the Teal.

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Hi everyone. It's been a while since I last signed on here! John, the warden asked me to post one of my Opsrey images that I took today at the car park pool, so here it is.
That is without doubt the very best photo of a fish that I have ever seen on here!

Fabulous shot J.

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Super images. Especially like the Teal.

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thanks rob,

i'm guessing you mean the male wigeon?

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